December 13, 2015

Client suggestions for how to be an effective lawyer – Part 1 of 2

Continuing on the theme of the past couple of entries, this post (part one of two) reviews a recent Washington Lawyer article (It’s the Clients, Stupid) that summarizes what clients value from the perspective of in-house counsel.
November 30, 2015

What working on Capitol Hill can teach associates about effective law practice

LegalJob has worked with some of the most effective legal staffers on Capitol Hill and has taken note of some common traits they possess and habits they practice.
October 25, 2015

Six common traits of successful lawyers

This post addresses the question of “What do I need do/what skills do I need to demonstrate to be a successful lawyer?”
September 24, 2015

What iced tea can teach associates about being of service

LegalJob has repeatedly emphasized the importance of having an other-person centric mentality to help one achieve success.
September 21, 2015

3 keys to giving advice

LegalJob was recently asked what makes a superstar associate. There are several items – sound judgment, the ability to present complex issues in a straightforward manner, etc.
August 28, 2015

5 steps to get dream Hill job

Legaljob has previously posted advice for getting your dream legal job. Along similar lines, LegalJob was recently asked for advice about getting on the Hill.
August 15, 2015

More useful networking advice for lawyers

Here is another useful article which provides a different way to think about networking. LegalJob agrees with the author about the importance of not tying networking to a specific work goal.
July 31, 2015

Telling your story

LegalJob has posted before on four keys to effective networking. The idea is to first seek to provide value to the person with whom you are networking.
June 30, 2015

3 steps to getting your dream legal job

The keys to getting your dream job is to deeply understand what draws you (by doing meaningful research and going through the process of asking yourself hard questions and answering them) and being of service to people currently working at your dream job.
June 27, 2015

Being of service (mindset)

This post continues the recent theme of examining the habits of superstar associates. The habit of being of service is so important it gets its own post.
May 22, 2015

More secrets of exceptional associates

This post is the second summarizing what ten big firm partners think contributed to their success as an associate.
May 2, 2015

Enthusiasm

This article on Above the Law by a managing partner confirms the importance of being enthusiastic, one of the keys identified in an earlier post about how to be a superstar associate.